JONATHAN Glen is currently chairman of Hampshire County Council. He has represented his home village of Rotherwick as a Hart District councillor for 23 years and as county councillor for 17 years, and is a past chairman of Hart.

A Scot by birth, Jonathan has lived in Rotherwick for nearly 30 years with his wife Sharon where they raised their three children.

Jonathan is an international rifle shot, runs his own financial services company, has a passion for crosswords and Sudoku and potters round around the garden when he finds time. He and his family have also raised hundreds of pounds for local charities with their Scottish Country Dance parties.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? The Lone Ranger – must have been one of the first heroes to wear a mask, which was new and cool!

2. What is your most precious possession, and why is it important to you? My grandfather’s half-hunter pocket watch – he gave it to me himself. He survived the trenches of the First World War and he told me when I heard it ticking to make every second count.

3. What was the first record you bought? Leonard Cohen’s Songs from a Room.

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday mornings.

5. What is your favourite film? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. As schoolboys we drove the teachers crazy by constantly re-creating the theme tune, using our hands to hoot like an owl.

6. What is your pet hate? Being interrupted!

7. What are you reading at the moment? Dead Man’s Land by Robert Ryan.

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? A family meal of roast lamb with mint sauce, roast potatoes, brussels sprouts and baby carrots.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? Robert Burns.

10. If you had a time machine, where would it take you? To the day I was awarded my degree. University broadened my horizons and taught me to listen and think outside the box whilst learning the art of compromise, accommodating different opinions but sticking to my guns when I believe in it. A skill useful in politics!

11. If you were stranded on a desert island, what luxury would you choose to have with you? A Star Trek beamer-upper thingy!

12. What sports team do you support? Scottish Rugby Union, then England and the Home Countries.

13. What was your first job? Helping to build the Erskine Bridge over the River Clyde in the school summer holidays.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? President of the United Nations.

15. What worries you the most? Any threat to the democratic process – although Ebola runs a close second.

16. What is your proudest moment? Being made captain of the UK Cadet Rifle Team to Canada in 1972. Becoming a husband and father ranks pretty high, too.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? That was fun – let’s do it again!

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Jelly Babies from the petrol station.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? Mandatory politeness!

20. What three words best describe you? Positive, optimistic, pragmatic.